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Durban Society Model Engineers .EST 1913

The soceity is situated at

10 Hinton Grove


Durban North

KwaZulu – Natal

Republic of South Africa

Snail mail

The Secretary

P O Box 201091

Durban North

KwaZulu - Natal


Republic of South Africa

150 years of Railway in Natal , see picture below.

The society is due to hold the national meet in 2013 , which will mark the society's 100th year of existance.

Chairman (acting)

Dave Rose


committee member

Derek Northgreaves


Google Earth

Kellaway hall@

29 46 18.71S 31 03 10.24E



The Society is a non profit organisation , where builders of miniature Locomotives of 3.5" & 5" ride the rails.

Members have built steam tractors , steam lorries , battery operated locomotives , IC race cars.

The Durban Society Model Engineers(DSME) began operating on the south bank of the Umgeni River in1913.

The society is now located in Virginia , Durban North ,Republic of South Africa.

The track is 3.1/2'' & 5'' gauge raised level , using aluminium rail , set in concrete road bed & 300mm(12'') above ground level.

The society has 2 Sweet Pea (0-4-0) steam locomotives & 3 gas powered Loco's , a replica SAR class 35 & 2 , 4-wheelers.

The Society would like to aquire the ground , next to the club ,for the laying of a Ground Level Track, which would incorporate 3.5,5&7.25” gauge .

Bruce Douglass

Last changed: 01/21/2011, 21:27:06